DOE provides special funding for ORNL to help with COVID-related short-term assistance

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) announced yesterday that it had received special funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to offer short-term technical and scientific assistance to entities working to combat the coronavirus through the COVID-19 Technical Assistance Program  (CTAP).

The initiative of DOE’s Office of Technology Transitions provides targeted funding to ORNL and other national laboratories to enable laboratory staff to assist U.S.-based institutions facing challenging technical hurdles as they seek solutions to the pandemic. The program creates a pathway for ORNL to offer technical services, analysis, testing and consulting on external projects related to COVID-19.

According to the announcement, work that qualifies for CTAP funding must not be R&D intensive nor intended to generate intellectual property. Applicants should connect with ORNL through DOE’s Lab Partnering Service, where information about resources, experts and facilities across the National Laboratory Complex is available.

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